Mark Harrison

Mark is a writer from Middlesbrough, who once drunkenly tried (and failed) to pitch a film about his hometown to a director from Pixar. Fortunately, he also has several other projects on the boil, including feature film scripts, and writing and performing comedy sketches with Cheap Craic. His writing for Den Of Geek is largely either about Doctor Who, or the question "What does Hollywood think it's playing at?" Mark also reviews new cinema releases and TV shows at The Mad Prophet.

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Recent articles by Mark Harrison

The Newsroom season 2 episode 7 review: Red Team III

Mark Harrison Review Aug 27, 2013

The Newsroom's ongoing season two arc culminates in some damn good television this week. Here's Mark's review of Red Team III

The Newsroom season 2 episode 6 review: One Step Too Many

Mark Harrison Review Aug 21, 2013

Aaron Sorkin trims down his plot threads for episode six, giving new character pairings a chance to breathe...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 5 review: News Night With Will McAvoy

Mark Harrison Review Aug 15, 2013

The Newsroom delivers an episode that's head and shoulders above anything we've seen in months, let's hope it continues...

What does the future hold for Pixar Animation Studios?

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 7, 2013

What have the esteemed Pixar got coming out next? Mark looks at the animated features and shorts on the horizion...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 4 review: Unintended Consequences

Mark Harrison Review Aug 6, 2013

The Newsroom's second season delivers its best episode so far, as we learn what befell Maggie in Uganda...

10 films to beat the 2013 blockbuster fatigue

Mark Harrison Top 10 Aug 5, 2013

Weary from the explosions and effects of the blockbuster season? Then Mark has 10 perfect alternative movies for you...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 3 review: Willie Pete

Mark Harrison Review Jul 30, 2013

The Newsroom perks up this week, dragging its characters out of their slumps. Here's Mark's review of Willie Pete...

The Newroom season 2 episode 2 review: The Genoa Tip

Mark Harrison Review Jul 23, 2013

Was The Newsroom always this dull? Mark isn't captivated by this week's episode, The Genoa Tip...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 1 review: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers

Mark Harrison Review Jul 16, 2013

The Newsroom is back, but has creator Aaron Sorkin taken any of the season one criticism on board? It would appear not...

What if the 70s Captain America movies had led to a series?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 9, 2013

Back in the 70s, a pair of Captain America pilots appeared on US TV. Mark looks at two cult curios, and ponders the series that never was...

10 funny instances of actors playing themselves in movies

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 5, 2013

This Is The End doesn't have the monopoly on actors playing themselves in movies. Just check this lot out...

The East review

Mark Harrison Review Jul 3, 2013

Another Earth's Brit Marling writes and stars in the eco-thriller, The East. Here's Mark's review of a thought-provoking film...

Will World War Z lead to more big budget horror movies?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 1, 2013

Costing a reported $200m, World War Z is an unusually expensive horror film. Will it encourage Hollywood to do the same again, Mark asks...

The Iceman review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 10, 2013

Michael Shannon may be about to hit the big time as General Zod, but he proves his excellent in The Iceman too...

The no-killing rule in comic book movies

Iron Man
Mark Harrison Feature May 7, 2013

Is Iron Man a cold-blooded murderer? Mark explores the eroding no-killing rule in recent comic book blockbusters...

Looking ahead to Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mark Harrison Feature May 1, 2013

With The Avengers closing Marvel's Phase One, Mark looks ahead to the movies the studio has in store for Phase Two...

Are female-led blockbusters finally here to stay?

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 9, 2013

Does the success of The Hunger Games, and the recent arrival of The Host, hint at the rise of the female-led blockbuster, Mark wonders...

The Host review

Mark Harrison Review Apr 2, 2013

Saoirse Ronan stars in the big screen adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyers' The Host. Here's what we thought...

What does the future hold for DreamWorks Animation?

DreamWorks
Mark Harrison Feature Mar 25, 2013

The Croods is the latest feature from DreamWorks Animation. But what does the future hold for the studio? Mark takes a look...

What does Argo's Best Picture win really mean?

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 28, 2013

Has the Academy's revised Best Picture rules made the category more predictable, and what does Argo's win this year mean in the long term?

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